Sunday, December 6, 2015

trash or treasure . . .

After more than two years living here, I finally got around to exploring the attic of my "new" house. Amongst some old cardboard boxes, pieces of plywood, and four really heavy closet doors were two rolled up remnants of green shag carpet. I think these pieces were left over from when the house was built in the mid 1970s and have been up there all this time. They are so clean and pretty they've made me start thinking about adding more green elements to my interior decor. I'd like to use this carpet somehow, but the pieces aren't wide enough to even make runners and all those summers in a hot Texas attic have left the backing too brittle to take much wear and tear. Maybe I'll make some kind of a wall hanging - just a little something to preserve the history of the house.

In the meantime, since I've been doing a bit of Christmas decorating, I used a few of the smallest pieces to create some little trees. Don't they look like trees with my pine cones and little moose from Vermont? Maybe if I glued them to a piece of shaped plywood I could make a more permanent Christmas setting for next year.

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